2017 Eisteddfod News

Find the latest news about the 2017 Anglesey National Eisteddfod here.

Email gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk if you work in the press or media and would like to be added to our press release database.

June 2017
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22 June 2017

Eisteddfod Education Pack launched at Anglesey school

Children at Ysgol Bryngwran had a chance to learn more about the National Eisteddfod this week, when the festival’s education pack was launched at the school.
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18 June 2017

Learning about the Eisteddfod in Anglesey schools

On Tuesday (20 June), pupils from Ysgol Bryngwran will have a chance to learn more about the Eisteddfod as the school receives a copy of a brand new education pack a few weeks before the festival is held in Bodedern from 4-12 August.
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14 June 2017

Troelli Special Exhibition

Giving Landscape a Spin
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12 June 2017

Crown and Chair presented to Eisteddfod Committee

Tonight (12 June), both the Anglesey National Eisteddfod’s Crown and Chair are presented to the festival’s Executive Committee, at a special ceremony in Llangefni.
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10 June 2017

Gorsedd full for Eisteddfod Chairing ceremony

The number of applications from Gorsedd members to be part of the Chairing ceremony at this year’s Eisteddfod means that the Pavilion stage is full, and registrations for the Friday afternoon session are now closed.
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May 2017
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24 May 2017

A Oes Heddwch? - The Eisteddfod's Opening Concert

“The response has been fantastic.  I know the choir feel honoured to be part of the project, and this is reflected in every single rehearsal.  We’ve also had lots of fun practising, and everyone loves the music!“  
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16 May 2017

Eisteddfod announces 2017 Drama Village line-up

Details of this year’s Eisteddfod Drama Village programme were announced today (16 May).  
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15 May 2017

Eisteddfod drop in session

With less than three months to go until the National Eisteddfod comes to Anglesey, organisers are hosting a drop in session for local residents, so they can find out more about the preparations over the next few weeks.
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14 May 2017

Final four announced for Eisteddfod Welsh learner of the Year

Four competitors were last night announced as the finalists of the Welsh Learner of the Year competition, following a full day of activities and interviews at Llangefni’s Oriel Ynys Môn. 
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8 May 2017

Tendering Opportunity: Canllaw: A Guide to the Eisteddfod

We are looking for a price to print the following booklet:
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7 May 2017

Eisteddfod Llwyfan y Maes line-up announced

The Eisteddfod has announced the line up for the open air stage (Llwyfan y Maes) at this year’s festival. 
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4 May 2017

North Wales Gorsedd Honours for 2017 Eisteddfod announced

Today (4 May), the names of those from north Wales honoured by the Gorsedd of the Bards at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, have been announced.
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4 May 2017

Gorsedd Honours for south west Wales announced

Today (4 May), the names of those from south west Wales honoured by the Gorsedd of the Bards at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, have been announced.
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4 May 2017

South east Wales Gorsedd Honours for 2017 Eisteddfod announced

Today (4 May), the names of those living in south east Wales honoured by the Gorsedd of the Bards at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, have been announced.
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4 May 2017

Ceredigion Gorsedd Honours for 2017 announced

Today (4 May), the names of Ceredigion residents honoured by the Gorsedd of the Bards at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, have been announced.
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4 May 2017

Gorsedd Honours for Powys announced for 2017 Eisteddfod

Today (4 May), the names of those either living in Powys or with links to the county, honoured by the Gorsedd of the Bards at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, have been announced.
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4 May 2017

Gorsedd Honours for Anglesey as island prepares for the Eisteddfod

Today (4 May), the names of those from Anglesey honoured by the Gorsedd of the Bards at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod,
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4 May 2017

Gorsedd Honours for 2017 Eisteddfod Announced

Today (4 May), the names of those honoured by the Gorsedd of the Bards at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, have been announced.
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April 2017
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26 April 2017

100 days to go until the Eisteddfod

There’s only 100 days to go until the start of the Anglesey National Eisteddfod held at Bodedern from 4-12 August.
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24 April 2017

Eisteddfod recognised for commitment to deaf and disabled visitors

The National Eisteddfod has received official accreditation from an organisation working with festivals and music events to make sure they are accessible and inclusive for deaf and disabled visitors.
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20 April 2017

Ffatri Llais offers free vocal workshop

Sunday 23 April sees the first Ffatri Llais workshop take place, held at Y Neuadd Fach, Pontyrhyd, near Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire.
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16 April 2017

2017 Eisteddfod stage competition deadline approaches

There’s only little more than two weeks to go before the closing date for the Anglesey National Eisteddfod stage competitions, and this is the final opportunity to encourage individuals, groups, bands and choirs to take part.  
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8 April 2017

Osian Roberts named as 2017 Eisteddfod Honorary President

Today, the National Eisteddfod announced that the Anglesey National Eisteddfod Honorary President is Wales’ Assistant Manager, Osian Roberts.
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8 April 2017

Deri Tomos to receive the Eisteddfod's Science and Technology Medal

The Anglesey National Eisteddfod Science and Technology Medal is awarded to Deri Tomos, Llanllechid, Gwynedd, for his lifelong contribution to science through the medium of Welsh.  
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8 April 2017

Dan Puw wins the 2017 Sir TH Parry-Williams Memorial Medal

Dan Puw from Parc, Y Bala, is the winner of this year’s Sir TH Parry-Williams Memorial Medal.  
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7 April 2017

Anglesey businesses feed into Welsh language courses

The Eisteddfod and the North-west Consortium for Learning Welsh want to hear from companies and businesses in Anglesey who would like to register for free Welsh lessons before the festival.
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6 April 2017

RAS Art Project Brief: Cosmic Rays

The Project
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5 April 2017

Two concerts sell out in less than two days

Two concerts have already sold out less than two days after the tickets for the Anglesey National Eisteddfod were released.
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4 April 2017

Eisteddfod launches new online service

With little less than a month to go before the closing date for stage competitions, the National Eisteddfod has launched a new service which will help competitors as they prepare for this year’s festival.
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3 April 2017

Anglesey National Eisteddfod tickets available!

Tickets for the Anglesey National Eisteddfod have gone on sale this morning.
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March 2017
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31 March 2017

S4C pays tribute to conductor Sioned James

S4C will pay tribute to the late Sioned James on Friday, 7 April by broadcasting a special programme Cofio Sioned James to remember the conductor's contribution to Welsh music and culture. 
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30 March 2017

Anglesey National Eisteddfod concerts line-up announced

Comedy, classical music, gig and commemorating the First World War; a taste of what’s to come at this year’s National Eisteddfod concerts.
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29 March 2017

2017 Maes B line-ups revealed

Wales’ main bands will perform on the Maes B stage this year as Wales’ most important rock and pop festival celebrates its 20th birthday.
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24 March 2017

Launch of Ffatri Llais, vocal workshops for Welsh singers

The National Eisteddfod and Cymdeithas Eisteddfodau Cymru (the society which supports local eisteddfodau in Wales) are working together to provide training for amateur soloists over the age of 25 here in Wales, with the support and assistance of Tŷ Cerdd.
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22 March 2017

Eden are the Eisteddfod's Friday night stars

One of the big questions before Eisteddfod tickets go on sale every year is who’ll be headlining on the Open Air Stage on Friday night?  
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16 March 2017

Two weeks to go until the Eisteddfod's composition deadline

There’s only two weeks to go if you’re still thinking about competing in one of the National Eisteddfod’s composition competitions this year.
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13 March 2017

Eisteddfod Family Campsite filling fast

Following last week’s announcement that the Eisteddfod’s Caravan Site is full, the Family Campsite is also filling fast.
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13 March 2017

Tendering Opportunity: 2017 Eisteddfod Banners

We are looking for a company to print 100 banners as part of the promotional work for the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, ar
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13 March 2017

Tendering Opportunity: 2017 Eisteddfod Posters

We are looking for a price for printing the following job: 
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10 March 2017

2017 volunteering opportunities available

Do you have a few hours to spare over summer?  If so, why not volunteer to be part of the National Eisteddfod team?  
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9 March 2017

Eisteddfod tradestands almost sold out

There are very few stands and stalls left for this year’s Anglesey National Eisteddfod, and organisers are urging anyone interested in booking a stand to get in touch as soon as possible.
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6 March 2017

2017 Eisteddfod caravan site full

The Anglesey National Eisteddfod caravan site is now full.
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3 March 2017

Richard Burton Award Masterclass

Over the years, the Richard Burton Award has provided some of Wales’ leading performers to gain stage experience. 
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1 March 2017

Tendering Opportunity: 2017 Promotional Booklet

We are looking for a price for printing the following job.
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February 2017
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28 February 2017

2017 Sbardun Trophy Competition

Once again this year the National Eisteddfod is looking to reward an original song in an acoustic style, with the winner of the competition receiving the Sbardun Trophy and £500.  
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20 February 2017

Commemorating the Great War on the Eisteddfod stage

A century ago, the First World War was at its peak, with thousands of young boys already killed, and more sent to the Front Line almost daily.  
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14 February 2017

Last call for 2017 Gorsedd nominations

Do you know someone who has made a great contribution locally or nationally? 
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9 February 2017

Anglesey Eisteddfod stands and caravan pitches selling fast

Stands and caravan pitches selling well.
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9 February 2017

2017 Eisteddfod Rock Prom

On the eve of #DyddMiwsigCymru, the Eisteddfod has released details of the 2017 Rock Prom to be held at the Eisteddfod in Anglesey. 
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January 2017
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31 January 2017

Eisteddfod Pavilion wins UK wide Award

The National Eisteddfod’s new Pavilion has won one of the industry’s leading UK-wide awards.
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31 January 2017

Committee member creates the Learners' Prose Trophy

Did you know that the National Eisteddfod offers a number of competitions specifically for Welsh learners?  
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20 January 2017

Eisteddfod welcomes support of Anglesey residents

With over six months to go before the Anglesey Eisteddfod, local residents have reached the target of the Local Fund, which is an integral part of the Eisteddfod’s fundraising work.
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19 January 2017

Nominations invited for two exceptional awards

There’s less than two weeks to go to submit nominations for two of the National Eisteddfod’s honorary awards this year. 
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17 January 2017

Gorsedd of the Bards Examinations

Have you considered how exciting it would be to be part of one of the Gorsedd ceremonies on the Pavilion stage in the Eisteddfod?  
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9 January 2017

2017 Eisteddfod online registration goes live

At last, the year of the Anglesey National Eisteddfod has arrived, and choirs, groups, bands and individual competitors are ready to start preparing for the months ahead.  
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3 January 2017

Launch of the 2017 Welsh Learner of the Year

With many of us making New Year resolutions at the beginning of January, why not make your own resolution to nominate someone who has learnt Welsh for the Welsh Learner of the Year competition?
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December 2016
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29 December 2016

The Search for the National Eisteddfod's Lost Choir

As we approach 2017, when the National Eisteddfod will be commemorating the First World War, Hedd Wyn and those who lost their lives a century ago, organisers have launched an appeal searching for the families of a choir which competed at the festival over a hundred years ago.
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27 December 2016

The Lost Choir of the 1915 Eisteddfod

6 September 1917 and the National Eisteddfod in Birkenhead was in full swing.  
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16 December 2016

Are you 'Thespis' or 'Un o'r Cwm'?

The National Eisteddfod has launched an appeal to try and find two competitors who took part in the 2012 Eisteddfod at the Vale of Glamorgan.
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12 December 2016

Eisteddfod parking contract available

With the year of the Anglesey National Eisteddfod fast approaching, organisers would like to hear from members of groups or clubs wanting to raise money by supporting the festival.
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12 December 2016

Gorsedd of the Bards call for 2017 nominations

Do you know someone who has made a great contribution locally or nationally?  
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7 December 2016

2017 Brwydr y Bandiau competition launched

Once again this year, Maes B and Radio Cymru have joined forces to launch one of the highlights of the Welsh Rock Scene – Brwydr y Bandiau (Battle of the Bands), with the final held on the Eisteddfod’s open air stage in August.
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6 December 2016

Daniel Owen Memorial Prize attracts record number of entries

With the closing date gone, Eisteddfod organisers can reveal that the 2017 Daniel Owen Memorial Prize has attracted a record number of entries.
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November 2016
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23 November 2016

Only a week to go for the first closing date for the 2017 Eisteddfod

There’s only a week to go until the closing date for the Anglesey National Eisteddfod Prose Medal and Daniel Owen Memorial Prize.
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14 November 2016

2017 Eisteddfod Science and Technology Medal

Do you know anyone who has made an important contribution to science and technology through the medium of Welsh?  
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7 November 2016

Nominations open for the Sir TH Parry-Williams Medal

Do you know someone who’s volunteered to help young people for many years somewhere in Wales? 
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3 November 2016

Come and Sing the Messiah!

With less than two months to go before Christmas, the Menai Bridge Appeal Committee has started its celebrations early by inviting everyone to join members for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah at the town’s Capel Mawr.
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October 2016
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31 October 2016

One month to go before the first closing date for 2017 Eisteddfod

It’s hard to believe that the first closing date for next year’s Anglesey National Eisteddfod is fast approaching.
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17 October 2016

2017 Eisteddfod Choir details announced

With less than ten months to go before the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, details of the Eisteddfod Choir have been published, and people can now register to join.
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June 2016
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26 June 2016

Hundreds attend the Anglesey National Eisteddfod Proclamation

Hundreds of Anglesey residents came to Holyhead yesterday for the Proclamation of next year’s Anglesey National Eisteddfod.
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25 June 2016

Speech of the new Archdruid, Geraint Llifon, at his enthronement ceremony

On Saturday, the new Archdruid, Geraint Llifon, will be enthroned at the start of the 2017 Anglesey National Eisteddfod Proclamation Ceremony in Holyhead.These are the comments he will deliver from the Maen Llog during the ceremony. 
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23 June 2016

Holyhead all set for 2017 Eisteddfod Proclamation

Hundreds of local dignitaries and volunteers will join the Gorsedd of the Bards to walk through Holyhead town centre on Saturday afternoon, as Anglesey welcomes the 2017 National Eisteddfod to the county. 
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15 June 2016

Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival fast approaching

With only a week and a half to go before the Anglesey National Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival, people across the island are busily preparing for a memorable day.
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May 2016
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13 May 2016

Hedd Wyn's History Hunt

On Tuesday (17 May), primary school children from across Anglesey will get together at Oriel Ynys Môn as part of an exciting project on the history of Hedd Wyn and the First World War.
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11 May 2016

Anglesey National Eisteddfod Honorary Presidents Announced

The Eisteddfod is delighted to announce the names of those who have been invited to serve as Honorary Presidents at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod next year.
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April 2016
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13 April 2016

Aled and Dafydd (Cowbois) and Hedd Wyn by Guto Dafydd

The following poem was composed by Guto Dafydd to note the announcement that Aled and Dafydd from Cowbois Rhos Botwnn
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13 April 2016

Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog duo to lead Hedd Wyn music project

Aled and Dafydd Hughes, two brothers best known as members of Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, from Llŷn, Gwynedd, have been appointed to lead the creative team responsible for the Anglesey National Eisteddfod opening concert next year. 
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February 2016
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26 February 2016

Be part of the Eisteddfod Gorsedd Ceremonies

Would you like to play an important role in the main ceremonies at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod?
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17 February 2016

Opportunity to Tender: 2017 Promotional Leaflet

We are looking for a price for the following job: 2017 promotional leaflet
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16 February 2016

Hedd Wyn Project

The Hedd Wyn Project has released another short film.
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15 February 2016

Boost for the 2017 Eisteddfod Fund

With almost a year and a half to go before the National Eisteddfod is held on Anglesey, the festival fund has received a great financial boost.
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January 2016
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7 January 2016

Her Hywel gathers speed to lose weight

Her Hywel (Hywel’s Challenge) has begun.  
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December 2015
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29 December 2015

Hedd Wyn music project deadline fast approaching

There are only a few days left to apply to be part of the creative team responsible for an exciting new project to commemo
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13 December 2015

Lose weight with Hywel Gwynfryn!

Will you be looking to lose some weight after Christmas?  Would it be easier to persevere with a group of friends? 
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4 December 2015

Hedd Wyn Music Project

We are eager to commission a person or creative team, namely composer/s and librettist (poetry, prose, drama) to create a
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September 2015
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28 September 2015

Be part of the preparations for the 2017 Eisteddfod

With the National Eisteddfod coming to Anglesey in 2017, we are looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to be part of the team organising and preparing for the festival over the coming months.
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